2021 Crash Course Part 1 – The Basics

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Do you want to get started with scanning or brush up on basics in the new year?

In this episode, Phil goes through a rapid-fire rundown of basic terminology and types of scanning from analog to digital transmissions.

This is part 1 of this 2021 crash course.



What You Will Learn in This Week’s Podcast:

  • Scanning is the ability to cycle through many frequencies per second, or to monitor one or several frequencies, allowing you to monitor several agencies on one radio.
  • What is a frequency and how do we measure it
  • The difference between Hertz, Kilo-Hertz, and Mega-Hertz.
  • AM, FM, and USB
  • Simplex, Duplex, and Repeated Transmissions
  • The benefits of Analog and Digital Transmissions
  • The differences between FDMA and TDMA and what this means for Digital Transmissions
  • P25 is short for Project 25, a set of standards under telecommunications associations.
  • What DMR is and the differences between Tier 1, 2 and 3
  • NXDN and it’s benefits

More info:

Are you looking for your first scanner radio?

Download our new e-guide, “5 Thinks You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Scanner”.   This free PDF is about 30 pages long and has 5 things you should look for, plus a few extra bonus items to make sure you make an educated purchase.

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